Statement by the James Moore on the Presentation of the Canadian Videogame Awards

Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Presentation of the Canadian Videogame Awards: «The Canadian videogame industry is an internationally recognized success story. Canada has the third-most successful videogame industry in the world. Our country’s videogame-industry professionals have adopted globally minded strategies and are succeeding in world markets-contributing $1.7 billion directly to the Canadian economy and employing 16,000 Canadians.»

I am therefore pleased that the Canadian Videogame Awards encourage and reward excellence in Canada’s videogame industry.

The following games have been nominated for Game of the Year:

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • FIFA Soccer 12
  • Fight Night Champion
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

For the Innovation Award, which I will have the honour of presenting to the winner, the following games are nominated:

  • Battlefield 3
  • Cows vs. Aliens
  • Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery EP
  • To the Moon
  • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine

On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate the nominees in all categories and wish them the best of luck at this year’s Canadian Videogame Awards. SOURCE Canadian Heritage

 [April 23, 2012]

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